2009 Nissan Cube
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The long and the short of it is that the 2009 Nissan Cube is more than capable of trips to the airport, Costco and the shopping mall during the holidays. One caveat for those not familiar with a swing door, you do have to leave room to open it, which may mean difficulty unloading if you have to back into a confined space. Other observations included the wind noise on the freeway and some comments on the CVT transmission as the long-term test went on. The final verdict on the engine and CVT: “Later in the year, the CVT and the engine grew louder.” AutoWeek also noted rattles in the center stack and noisey chatter in the rear of the vehicle when going over bumps.
Bottom line—with a repair bill of $153.58 during the year test and three minor recalls, the 2009 Nissan Cube proved to be reliable, affordable and capable. So basically, if you are willing to hunt down the noisy bits (might be under warranty?), the vehicle is one of the best in its boxy segment.